By Teachers for Teachers


Power Point Presentation on St. John’s Indian Residential School in Wabasca, Alberta.

Shauna Gibb is an elementary school teacher at Killam Public School in East Central Alberta. Shauna put together this power point for her own students and has graciously agreed to allow Project of Heart to share this presentation on-line.

Shauna writes, “This is a presentation I have put together for my students. I have worked at linking the residential school experience across Canada with that of St. John’s in Wabasca, Alberta. Along with the recommended children’s literature and additional resources, I will help my students understand this tragedy. I have attempted to cite sources for information; I find most people are very generous about using available information to help educate people about residential schools.”

Song and PowerPoint created by the grade five students at Nipisihkopahk Elementary (Samson Cree Nation) and their teachers Josephine Small and Courtney Harvey.
These two pieces were inspired by participating in Imagineaction’s Aboriginal Twinning Project, where First Nation schools are paired with public schools and are given an online platform to learn with one another. After learning about the history and legacy of residential schools, the First Nation students from Nipisihkopahk created this song to share with their partnering school, Gaspe Elementary School in Quebec. 

Project of Heart – Indian Residential Schools Song from projectofheart on Vimeo.

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